Consultants paint bleak picture of T extension

Train tracks along the proposed MBTA Green Line expansion area photographed from Lowell Street in Somerville.

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Consultants said MBTA employees were ill-equipped to oversee the massive Green Line extension and still don?t have an accurate cost estimate for the project.

// Official describes brutal injuries to Colleen Ritzer

The prosecution rested after a forensic pathologist testified that the attack on Ritzer was so violent that there were two potential causes of death.

// Obama urges world action at Paris climate summit

President Barack Obama said ??the United States not only recognizes our role in creating this problem, we embrace our responsibility to do something about it.??

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Planned Parenthood shooting suspect appears in court

Robert Dear only spoke once, saying ??no questions?? when the judge asked him if he had any questions about the charges he faces.

// Deer hunt begins in Blue Hills Reservation

More than 80 hunters began the first of four state-sanctioned days of deer hunting Monday.

// Student shot outside of schools area in Roxbury

The victim was rushed to a Boston area hospital for treatment of a non-life threatening injury, officials said.

// Minneapolis mayor asks protesters to end encampment

Protesters have vowed to stay until authorities meet their demands, which include the release of video of Jamar Clark?s shooting.

// Bond set at $1.5m for Chicago officer who fatally shot teen

Officer Jason Van Dyke has been charged with murder after a squad car video caught him fatally shooting a black teenager 16 times.

// Bernie Sanders has outpatient hernia repair

The Democratic presidential hopeful is expected to resume his Senate duties on Tuesday.

Pat Constantinos sits in front of the St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Otis, Mass. Constantinos is the wife of a former pastor at St. Paul's Episcopal Church that the diocese is planning to close she and others are fighting the move. The interior of the church is locked. She no longer has access to the interior of the building. (Steven G. Smith for The Boston Globe)

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Members of tiny Otis church balk at sale

The church in Western Mass. was closed, but congregants have grouped together to buy it and begin anew.

Denver CO 11/29/15 New England Patriots Tom Brady after another incomplete pass against the Denver Broncos during furth quarter action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 29, 2015. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Reporter:


In the big picture, this is a big relief for Patriots

The perfect record is no longer intact, but Rob Gronkowski?s knee ligaments are.

Denver CO 11/29/15 New England Patriots Patriot tight end Rob Gronkowski pumps his fist after getting injured on a pass play against the Denver Broncos during fourth quarter action at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday November 29, 2015. (Matthew J. Lee/Globe staff) Topic: Reporter:

Rob Gronkowski out 1-2 weeks with knee strain

The Patriots tight end may only miss one game after being injured Sunday night vs. the Broncos.

// Donald Trump meets with black pastors at ?amazing meeting?

Trump has been courting the support of evangelical black clergy members as he works to broaden his appeal in a crowded Republican field.

OPINION | Michael A. Cohen

// Donald Trump is a liar

But he follows a path that other Republicans have established.

Bruce Willis in his Broadway debut in ?Misery.?

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Critic?s Notebook

Theater companies find fault sometimes is in their stars

Cast wisely, producers, because the biggest name onstage can sometimes be the weakest link.

Local fans cheer Passion Pit as they play the Lawn on D in Boston. Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe (Names, julian)

The Lawn on D will be back

The popular Lawn on D will reopen next spring, but the South Boston park?s financial future remains uncertain.

VTech's products were seen on display at a toy store in Hong Kong.

Data on 5 million VTech customers and kids exposed in breach

Compromised information in the VTech breach includes the names, birthdates and genders of child users.

Eddie Cruz (left) and his former Community Art Center teacher Robert ?Bird? Bridgeman, who gave Cruz the chance to DJ at  Newtowne Court, hold photos of themselves.

For decades, Cambridge teens documented neighborhood

The result of children of the Art Center photographing their lives is a collection of photographs documenting life in and around public housing.

Dance review

// Boston Ballet?s dazzling, dreamy ?Nutcracker?

The production features spectacular dancing as well as live music by an orchestra that has developed into one of the most solid ensembles in the area.

// Wellesley was a ?touchstone? for Hillary Clinton

Hillary Clinton has enduring ties to her college, more than four decades after she graduated in 1969.

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// Democrats shift focus to fighting ISIS during N.H. speeches

The candidates addressed 1,400 people at a fundraising dinner for the state?s Democratic Party.

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The story behind 'Spotlight'

// Boston Globe coverage and the movie ?Spotlight?

?Spotlight? is based on the stories and the reporters behind the investigation of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church.

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